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A professional counselor and author sharing tips on emotional security, relational health and better mental health.
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"I might need new friends," is a literal email that I have received numerous times. Why? Because of negativity overload. In this episode, we look at what happens when we realize we have people in our lives who are overly negative? What do we do when we realize we are potentially that person?
2020! What a year it has been. Can we find the power to create a world that we want even in the midst of a pandemic? I believe we can when we utilize our most powerful tool for change. Listen on, my friends.
We all use mental models every day to understand our world and how we fit into it. Today's episodes examines what mental models are and how we use them.
With eight weeks left in a tumultuous year, let's look at how you can create the life you want.
If you can make this one shift in your thinking, you will improve your anxiety management.
When you feel strong emotions, who do you want to be? What actions do you want to show people?
Handing our emotional distress can be a lot like putting a puzzle together. Putting that puzzle together can help us heal as individuals, families, and society.
You can be a great communicator. Regulating your responses to your escalating emotions is the key.
If you haven't heard about Cuties, it's a film on Netflix made in France. Some people call it child exploitation, some call it child advocacy. Some brag that the child actors needed therapy. Let's chat.
No matter how much you learn, how many skills you pick up, today's episode talks about the one skill needed to fortify all the others for change.
This episode brings together seemingly disparate stories and offers this truth: You are not an imposter.
This episode deals with two listener emails. I also talk about the book, Educated, by Tara Westover which leads to a discussion about trauma.
I answer a listeners question about whether or not my kids are spoiled brats and what it means to live and parent to values over power or fear.
So often, when our children don't have an emotional vocabulary they act out in ways that are actually disruptive. In turn, many parents respond with a lack of emotional regulation and escalation. Today's episode discusses the benefits of teaching kids a vocabulary of emotions.
For years, people have used a verse in the Old Testament to say we should spank. Even amongst non-religious people, there seems to be a lament that we no longer beat butts (I had to clean that up for this venue). Dr. Catherine Mueller Bell stops by to discuss her upcoming book regarding the efficacy of spanking. Take a listen to our conversation.
There is a gift that we can use to better our lives. When we think about outcomes, we can make better decisions and improve the quality of our days.
Working through disagreement can be destructive. There are four principles that enable healing communication. Follow these steps and you will see improvements in the quality of your relationships.
One of the hardest parts of the change process is admitting the need to change. Admitting that there is something going on that isn't working. This episode deals with the possibilities of change that come from admitting.
Halfway through 2020! How's it going? In what has been a wild year, you can still do the things necessary to get where you want to go.
In honor of Father's Day, my friend Ryan Kresge stops by to talk about how the story in our head can sabotage us. Especially when something goes wrong. And we discuss what can be done about it.
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